Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
Beautiful Libraries → Neil Gaiman’s Personal Library (The Basement, Neil Gaiman’s Home)
Take the 3D tour here.
this is pretty much what my house will look like once I move somewhere big enough for all my books.
oh my oh my.
The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess
A truly amazing guide to 80 books that feature princesses who aren’t afraid to think for themselves and do things other than waiting for Prince Charming!
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
(J K Rowling)